1981 San Diego Chargers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Don Coryell (10-6)
Location: San Diego, California
1981 San Diego Chargers Roster
1981 San Diego Chargers Results

The San Diego Chargers of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Offensively, San Diego paced the circuit with 478 points. At the same time, the leaky defense allowed 390 points. Dan Fouts triggered the aerial attack, slinging for 4,802 yards. Kellen Winslow grabbed 88 passes, while Charlie Joiner accumulated 1,188 receiving yards.

Chuck Muncie carried the ball for a team-best 1,144 yards for the Chargers.

Willie Buchanon intercepted 5 opponent throws.

Don Coryell coached the team. The 1981 San Diego Chargers lost in the Conference Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dan Fouts60936059.148027.9335.4172.8671913490.6
Ed Luther15746.7684.500.016.7250032.1
Chuck Muncie11100.033.01100.000.0300118.8
Wes Chandler200.
Kellen Winslow200.
Totals62936858.548737.7345.4182.967 19134


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chuck Muncie25111444.673 19
James Brooks1095254.828 3
John Cappelletti682543.730 4
Dan Fouts22562.513 0
Clarence Williams20261.30
Hank Bauer273.50
George Roberts122.00
Wes Chandler5-1-0.20
Ed Luther3-8-2.7-1 0
Totals48120054.273 26


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kellen Winslow88107512.267 10
Charlie Joiner70118817.057 7
Wes Chandler5285716.551 5
James Brooks463297.229 3
Chuck Muncie433628.432 0
Eric Sievers2227612.532 3
Dwight Scales1942922.660 1
Clarence Williams121089.015 1
John Cappelletti1012612.625 1
Ron Smith38428.039 2
Billy Brooks12121.021 0
Pete Holohan11414.014 0
Hank Bauer144.01
Totals368487313.267 34


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rolf Benirschke615590.2261973.1112


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
George Roberts62254041.061

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Brooks2229013.242 0
Wes Chandler57915.830 0
Hank Bauer177.00
Glen Edwards111.00
Pete Shaw111.00
Irvin Phillips100.00
Totals3137812.242 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Brooks4094923.747 0
Wes Chandler812515.630 0
Pete Shaw610317.224 0
Bob Gregor34715.720 0
Clarence Williams44711.823 0
Aundra Thompson24422.025 0
Ron Smith23216.020 0
Doug Beaudoin13131.031 0
Wyatt Henderson12626.026 0
Hank Bauer11414.014 0
Eric Sievers242.00
Totals70142220.347 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Buchanon5316.218 0
Pete Shaw35016.723 0
Woodrow Lowe300.00
Mike Williams300.00
Glen Edwards24522.539 0
Bob Gregor2115.511 0
Gary Johnson14141.036 1
Linden King12828.028 0
Bob Horn11212.012 0
Leroy Jones166.00
Frank Duncan100.00
Totals232249.739 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Chuck Muncie190000114
Rolf Benirschke19550112
Kellen Winslow1000060
Charlie Joiner700042
James Brooks330000036
John Cappelletti4100030
Wes Chandler050000030
Eric Sievers3000018
Ron Smith2000012
Clarence Williams0100006
Dwight Scales10006
Hank Bauer01000006
Gary Johnson10006